A new year is the perfect time to reflect, learn and change old habits. Start off 2021 with the skincare routine you deserve! No matter where this year takes us, at least you’ll have glowing skin when you get there. Here are our top tips that will give you that K-glow.
1. Pocketful of sunscreen
90% of how your skin ages is within your control and is directly linked to sun exposure. Luckily, it is in your hands to protect your skin. Sunscreen doesn't just protect you against skin cancer, but wrinkles and sunspots too. Seriously, why wouldn’t you use it?! So even on those cloudy, winter days, protect your skin by using a sunscreen with minimum SPF 20. Your skin will thank you for it.
2. Sleeping beauty
When you sleep, your skin repairs and replenishes, enabling your skin cells to reproduce more efficiently. Use an overnight mask and work towards beautiful skin while you sleep.The mask locks in your other active products, letting all the goodness work more effectively without evaporating away. This way, your skin is at its best when you wake up!
3. Cleanse, cleanse, baby
By double cleansing, you remove all the dirt, bacteria and oil that’s built up on your skin during the day. Leaving you with a clean base to layer your nighttime skincare routine onto. Incorporate it in your skincare routine asap and you’ll see a serious difference right away. But know that the results (and the glow) will keep on building as you make it a part of your skincare routine.
4. Not about that pimple life
In 2021, instead of popping your pimples, go for our favorite K-innovation: pimple patches, aka Band-Aids for pimples. They promote wound healing without breaking down skin tissue to minimize the risk of scarring. Plus, they come in a variety of sizes and shapes to treat different sized blemishes. What's not to love about them?!
5. Vitamin C for the win
Hydrating, brightening, promotes collagen production, helps reduce redness, hyperpigmentation and the list goes on… Could we be any more in love with vitamin C?
Our tip: Use vitamin C in the morning to give your sunscreen a boost and help it work even better. They form a shield that helps your skin fight free radicals, a.k.a pollution.
6. Lock it while it's moist
So, you’ve picked out a moisturizer—now what? It is most effective to apply your moisturizer right after the other steps. When applying a moisturizer on damp skin, the hydration will get locked in more easily. Especially if you are prone to dehydration, this will probably make a huge difference during the day.
7. Say goodbye to expired products
Using expired products or products that have been open for too long is potentially harmful to your skin and can cause skin problems like irritation and breakouts. That’s the last thing you need when you’re trying to get glowing skin. So check the shelf life, and don’t hesitate to clean your skincare shelf every once in a while.
8. Eyes don't lie
If you think that eye creams are just for mature skin, think again. Just as the skin on your face can lose moisture, so can the skin around your eyes. In fact, the skin around your eyes is the most fragile and thin skin on your body. It is prone to dryness, and quicker to show age and fatigue, so give it some extra TLC (Tender Loving Care).
9. Don't just moisturize; hydrate
Taking good care of your skin is great, but drinking enough water will help you on another level. Water helps your skin maintain moisture, which increases elasticity and reduces wrinkles. It balances your pH level, decreases acne breakouts, reduces your pore size, and blemishes. Need we say more?
10. Hand me some love
You spend all that time on your face, but what about your hands and feet? Show them some love too! It’s necessary to preserve the delicate skin on your hands, which only gets thinner and more sun damaged with age. Try this: After applying your skincare products, apply any remaining product on your hands and feet. Say hello to softer, more hydrated hands!
11. Bonus tip: No pressure - We're all in this together
Don’t feel overwhelmed by the 10 step Korean skincare routine. The key is keeping it simple, doable, and above all fun. Consistency above all!
And if you need some extra guidance, we’re here to help you every step of the way! You can contact us via mail at: [email protected] or use our live chat!
Xoxo, Team LW